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On Final Asia Trip, Obama Faces Tests to U.S. Power

September 8, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
One of President Barack Obama’s final turns on the international stage before leaving office spotlighted how some world leaders are testing the limits of U.S. power just months before a new American administration.
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A new 50-state poll shows exactly why Clinton holds the advantage over Trump

September 6, 2016
Dan Balz, Scott Clement | The Washington Post
With nine weeks until Election Day, Donald Trump is within striking distance in the Upper Midwest, but Hillary Clinton’s strength in many battlegrounds and some traditional Republican strongholds gives her a big electoral college advantage, according to a 50-state Washington Post-SurveyMonkey poll.
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Syria stalemate and Philippine leader's cursing vex Obama on Asia trip

September 6, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
Lack of trust between the U.S. and Russia is getting in the way of possible cooperation to stop the violence in Syria, President Obama said Monday, adding that he nevertheless plans to keep trying against the odds.
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U.S. and China ratify sweeping climate deal and urge other nations to follow their lead

September 3, 2016
Christi Parsons, MIchael Memoli | Los Angeles Times
President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday formally joined a sweeping global agreement to cut greenhouse gases, moving the world toward a dramatic reduction in climate-warming emissions on a quicker time frame than previously imagined.
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Obama's final major trip to Asia is unlikely to be the victory lap he hoped for

September 2, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama’s 10th and final trip to Asia while in office is unlikely to be the triumph of his major foreign policy initiative that he once envisioned.
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Obama tries to make a big splash on climate change on his way out

September 1, 2016
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
On Thursday, President Obama will touch down on Midway Atoll, a sliver of land in the North Pacific so removed from other human development that it feels like the edge of the universe. For more than two years, he has been hoping to visit a place like this, even though his former senior counselor John D. Podesta told him America’s most pristine marine reserves are “the middle of nowhere.”
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States opposed to Obama more dependent on federal government

August 30, 2016
Reid Wilson | The Hill
States that voted against President Obama twice are more dependent on the federal government, according to an analysis of new data released by the Pew Charitable Trusts on Monday.
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Joe Biden Attempts to Smooth Relations With Turkey

August 25, 2016
Carol Lee, Thomas Grove | The Wall Street Journal
Vice President Joe Biden struck a conciliatory tone during a daylong visit to Turkey, as the Obama administration tries to smooth over thorny relations after last month’s failed coup.
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Obama heads to Louisiana's flood-ravaged areas, but some say he's too late

August 23, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama will tour flood-ravaged neighborhoods in Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday and try to avoid the political minefields that the visit presents.
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